TNR editor says award to TNR proves National Magazine Awards are a joke

The New Republic
Jonathan Chait says writers tend to be both obsessed with who wins the National Magazine Awards and convinced the process is a pathetic joke. "This isn't just sour grapes, either," writes The New Republic senior editor. "The last time The New Republic won a National Magazine Award, it was for publishing Betsy McCaughey's infamous anti-Clintoncare screed 'No Exit,' which is probably the worst article in the history of TNR. It's as if the last American to win the Nobel Peace Prize was Timothy McVeigh."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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